Joan F. Atkin, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Joan F. Atkin, MD

Joan F. Atkin, MD

Contact Information

Molecular and Human Genetics
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3535
FX: (614) 722-3546


Joan F. Atkin, MD, is a geneticist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. Dr. Atkin received her medical degree from John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, and went on to an internship and residency in pediatrics at Kapiolani-Children’s Medical Center in Honolulu. She completed a fellowship in genetics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics. She serves on the Diversity Council at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the OSU Medical School Admissions Committee. Major research interests include craniofacial genetics, human teratogens and X-linked mental retardation.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medic
    Date Completed: 05/21/1978


  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
    Date Completed: 06/30/1979


  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
    Date Completed: 06/30/1981


  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 06/30/1983


  • Pediatrics


  • Molecular & Human Genetics


  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/10/2001


  • Dainer E, Shell R, Miller R, Atkin JF, Pastore M, Kutlar A, Zhuang L, Holley L, Davis DH, Kutlar F. 2008. Neonatal cyanosis due to a novel fetal hemoglobin: Hb F-Circleville [Ggamma63(E7)His-->Leu, CAT>CTT].  Hemoglobin. Vol. 32, no. 6. (January): 596-600.
  • Hertle RW; Yang D; Kelly K; Hill VM; Atkin J; Seward A. 2005. X-linked infantile periodic alternating nystagmus.  Ophthalmic Genetics. Vol. 26, no. 2. (June): e77.
  • Joan F. Atkin, MD. 2002. Genetic Syndromes Affecting Adolescents. In Adolescent Medicine Secrets. Edited by Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, INC.
  • Li M; Squire J; Shuman C; Fei YL; Atkin J; Pauli R; Smith A; Nishikawa J; Chitayat D; Weksberg R. 2001. Imprinting status of 11p15 genes in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome patients with CDKN1C mutations.  Genomics. Vol. 74, no. 3. (June): e370.
  • Girz BA; Sherer DM; Atkin J; Venanzi M; Ahlborn L; Cestone L. 1998. First-trimester prenatal sonographic findings associated with OEIS (omphalocele-exstrophy-imperforate anus-spinal defects) complex: a case and review of the literature.  American Journal Of Perinatology. Vol. 15, no. 1. (January): e15.
  • Brown WT; Jenkins EC; Goonewardena P; Miezejeski C; Atkin J; Devys D. 1992. Prenatally detected fragile X females: long-term follow-up studies show high risk of mental impairment.  American Journal Of Medical Genetics. Vol. 43, no. 1-2. (January): e96.
  • Joan F. Atkin, MD. 1990. X-linked Mental Retardation, Atkin Type. In Birth Defects Encyclopedia. Edited by Mary louise Buyse, MD. Dover, MA: Blackwell.
  • Sider D; Wilson WG; Sudduth K; Atkin JF; Kelly TE. 1988. Cytogenetic studies in couples with recurrent pregnancy loss.  Southern Medical Journal. Vol. 81, no. 12. (December): e1521.
  • Ardinger HH; Atkin JF; Blackston RD; Elsas LJ; Clarren SK; Livingstone S; Flannery DB; Pellock JM; Harrod MJ; Lammer EJ. 1988. Verification of the fetal valproate syndrome phenotype.  American Journal Of Medical Genetics. Vol. 29, no. 1. (January): e171.
  • Atkin JF; Flaitz K; Patil S; Smith W. 1985. A new X-linked mental retardation syndrome.  American Journal Of Medical Genetics. Vol. 21, no. 4. (August): e697.
  • Atkin JF; Patil S. 1984. Apparently new oculo-cerebro-acral syndrome.  American Journal Of Medical Genetics. Vol. 19, no. 3. (November): e585.
  • Atkin J; Snow JW Jr; Zellweger H; Rhead WJ. 1984. Fatal infantile cardiac glycogenosis without acid maltase deficiency presenting as congenital hydrops.  European Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 142, no. 2. (June): e150.
  • Atkin JF; Patil S. 1983. Duplication of the distal segment of 14q.  American Journal Of Medical Genetics. Vol. 16, no. 3. (November): e357.
  • Boughton WH; Atkin JF. 1980. Ventricular peritoneal shunt infection caused by a member of the rhodochrous complex.  Journal Of Clinical Microbiology. Vol. 11, no. 5. (May): e533.
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